Compass Datacenters has expanded its sales team with two experienced data center professionals who will work with customers in the eastern and central U.S. John Shine is joining the company as director of sales for the Eastern Region and Alexis Stobbe will serve as the director of sales for the Central Region of the country. Both will report to Brent Behrman, Compass' senior vice president of sales, who will cover the western portion of the U.S. Shine and Stobbe will be responsible for business development in their respective regions and they will also work closely with new customers to help guide their planning processes.
"I am very excited to welcome John and Alexis to our team as we continue to expand Compass' team of experienced data center professionals. The past year has been a period of rapid growth for Compass, and the addition of John and Alexis gives us the perfect people to partner with customers on their data center projects. Alexis and John have years of experience playing that role of trusted advisor to customers, and their knowledge and no-nonsense approach to working with clients will be greatly valued by our customers," said Behrman.
Shine has more than 20 years of professional experience, including five years at Digital Realty Trust in his most recent role as sales director. Prior to Digital Realty, Shine was a vice president of sales at Vettro, an enterprise mobile software company. His prior work experience includes companies such as Cysive, RCG Information Technology, and IBM. Shine earned his B.S. degree from Providence College.
Stobbe joins Compass from Power Distribution, Inc. where he served as director of sales and where he was responsible for some of the company's largest customers, including several of the largest accounts and orders in the company's 25 year history. Prior to Power Distribution, Stobbe served as an executive consultant within the oil and gas industry at CheckSix, and as a real estate developer with Hickory Hill Properties. Before beginning his private sector career, he served for 10 years in the United States Marines as a fighter pilot. Stobbe holds a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business.
"John and Alexis are ideal additions to our team because their core convictions and their character come through so clearly in the work they do. They have a customer focus and integrity that align with Compass' corporate mission, and they have the kind of experience and knowledge that will make them valuable assets to our customers," said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. "Over the past year, Compass has built a very solid foundation for the company and we have validated our unique approach to building data center facilities with the success of our first several projects for high-profile customers. Now we are ready to introduce our products to clients in more geographies, and our expanded sales team will lead that charge. We have built a great engine for the company, and I am very excited for the next stage of Compass Datacenters' growth."